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by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Here is a shot from the back of the oak steel string guitar.
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

This is the nylon string from the side. It seems to have a deeper tap tone than the steel string. I think this one is going to have a nice voice.
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Last weekend I was able to glue in position markers on the steel string guitar,glue in side markers on both guitars, put a radius of 16" on the steel string guitar, finish sand, and spray 7 coats of Mohawk vinyl sealer, and 5 coats of Mohawk gloss instrument lacquer on both the travel guitars, and t...
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Here is a shot of the peghead on the nylon string travel guitar.
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

I double checked the fretboards for angle and string action, making sure the action will be right. I then glued on the two fretboards.
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

I decided not to bind the nylon string neck. Using a fret mitre box, I cut fret slots in the two fretboards.
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

For the last couple of weeks I have been working on a dulcimer for my boss of 38 years. (who is retiring in two weeks) I also had two board meetings, and sat on a scholarship committee, so I havent posted any updates. In between everything, I did get some work done on my challenge projects. I am hap...
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Timer
Replies: 11
Views: 3328

Re: First Timer

Hi Patrick: welcome to the forum. I also started with Kinkade's book, and my first build was the OM from the free plans included in the book. And it was a "'woodworking project", but I love it and play it all the time. I broke the first set of mahogany sides and replaced them with some walnut I had....
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Peter Wilcox's two basses from a table top and floorboards
Replies: 39
Views: 55081

Re: Peter Wilcox's two basses from a table top and floorboards

I like this a lot! Very nice design. What kind of finish are you going to use?
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon May 27, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Bryan Bear's tenor ukulele
Replies: 35
Views: 53887

Re: Bryan Bear's tenor ukulele

It's looking very nice Bryan. I like variation in the top plate. From the picture the top looks like it has some red in it, this will look great with the walnut. I like the proportions as well. The lower bout being larger should add to the tone. I think the back looks great. I like the way the grain...
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

Here is a shot of the uke with the neck set in place, and the fretboard taped on.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

I am using a rosewood fretboard blank that was a "reject" from Fender. My local hardwood dealer sells them for 5 for $20.00. I used a scrap piece of maple to bind the fretboard.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

Here is a shot of the neck fit from the back.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

Here is a shot of the tenon jig. I set the neck angle with blocks, and clamp it in place, then I set the dovetail form to the proper fit. I use a straight bit first, and slowly lower the depth until I reach the final depth. I then use the dovetail bit to finish off the route. I alwasy leave the teno...
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

I routed the dovetail tenon in my tenon jig.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

I have now glued up the neck scarf joint and the heel.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

Here I have cut and prepared the scarf joint for the neck.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60505

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

I routed the dovetail mortise in the plywood jig.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

I cut binging for the steel string fretboard from some scrap maple I had. I think I will not put binding on the nylon fretboard (I have to decide that this weekend). Here is a shot of the steel string travel guitar with the neck in place, and the fretboard taped on.
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri May 24, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 111360

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

My local hardwood dealer gets fretboard "rejects" from Fender, and sells them, 5 for $20.00. I use them to make all sorts of things, bridges, trim, and in this case I found three that had enough "good" area to use for these fretboards.